Hounds Sweep Breaststroke Events, But Towson Wins Meet
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland's men's and women's swimming teams swept all four breaststroke events, and the Greyhounds picked up a pair of other wins, but Towson University won both competitions in non-conference action on Wednesday night at the Mangione Pool.
The Tigers won the men's meet, 161-132, and they took the women's, 179-114.
Ben Cono was a double winner for the Greyhounds, taking first in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. The senior touched the wall in a time of 56.18 to win the shorter race by nearly two seconds.
He then won a tighter competition in the 200 breaststroke, out-touching Towson's Ryan O'Leary, 2:06.20-2:06.36. John Callaghan finished third in both of the men's breaststroke races, touching the wall in 58.75 and 2:10.58.
Cronin picked up the first win, taking top honors in the 100 with a time of 1:04.89 to Schouten's 1:05.71. Schouten then earned the victory in the 200 version, swimming 2:21.42, while Cronin was second in 2:24.80.
Zac Metzler and Sam Baluzy also picked up wins in individual events for the Loyola men.
Metzler captured the 100 butterfly in 52.67, and Baluzy scored 263.55 points in the 3-meter diving competition to edge the Tigers' Will Canny by less than two points.
The women's 200 medley relay opened the meet for Loyola with a second-place finish. Jenna Egan, Devin Cronin, Anne Haybrun and Megan Dickey teamed to swim 1:49.56. Minutes later, Alec Sperandio, Ben Cono, Conor Rutigliano and Colin Anderson combined for a time of 1:35.12.
Elizabeth Romano and Alexa Stewart finished third and fourth, respectively in the women's 1,000 freestyle with times of 10:59.51 and 11:16.53. Ben Amoreno (10:24.42) and GJ Apostle (10:41.72) then were fourth and fifth in the men's version.
Chris Cary led the men's team in the 200 freestyle, taking third in 1:47.74, while Brendon Kolar was a spot behind in 1:48.31. Aly Pacitti took fifth in the women's 200 freestyle (2:01.04), and Emily O'Halloran was sixth (2:02.02).
Alec Sperandio led a Loyola contingent that took second, third and fourth in the men's 100 backstroke with a second-place time of 53.12. Mark Boran (53.28) and Richie Kogut (53.49) were right behind for the Greyhounds.
John Sakovich picked up a second-place finish in the men's 200 butterfly, swimming 1:58.42. Andrew Mann placed fifth in the race in 2:15.80. Grace Huckenpoehler was the Greyhounds' top finisher in the women'sAldel 200 butterfly, claiming fourth in 2:11.99, while Madalyn Myers was a spot back in 2:15.80.
Dickey took second in a very tight 50 freestyle. She touched the wall in 24.46, just over a one-tenth of a second behind Towson's Caitlin Manthe (24.35). Emily Moyher and Alden Coyne were fourth (25.78) and fifth (25.79), respectively.
Spreandio led a Loyola contingent in the men's 50 freestyle that was second, third and fourth. He took second in 21.98, while Anderson was third in 22.08, and Xander Chan clocked 22.22 and was fourth.
Adrian Halarewicz was second overall in the men's 1-meter diving with 203.10 points, and Lindsey Stasewski placed third in the women's 3-meter diving with 263.02 points.
Dickey had another top-three finish in the 100 freestyle on the women's side. She clocked 54.25 to finish third, while Brooke Sharkey placed fourth in 55.53. Kolar then claimed third in the men's 100 freestyle with a time of 49.07.
Hayburn and Egan again were third (2:08.98) and fourth (2:10.75), respectively in the women's 200 backstroke. Mark Boran (1:58.08) and Amoreno (2:10.76) then placed fourth and fifth in the men's version.
Elizabeth Romano was the Greyhounds' top finisher in the women's 500 freestyle, swimming 5:03.18. Pacitti was one spot behind, finishing fifth in 5:26.05. Amoreno (5:03.18) and Mann (5:06.05) were fifth and sixth, respectively, in the men's 500 freestyle.
Hayburn was third (59.05) in the women's 100 butterfly, and Huckenpoehler took fifth (59.48). Conor Rutigliano came in third behind Metzler's win in the men's race, clocking a time of 53.07. Anderson took fourth (54.08).
Schouten was the top scorer in the women's 200 individual medley, finishing fourth overall in 2:12.35, while Chan led scorers in the men's IM, finishing fifth in 2:01.70.
Cronin, Alden Coyne, Sharkey and Pacitti closed the women's meet with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay (3:42.51), while the men's quartet of Kolar, Rutigliano, Anderson and Cono placed fourth (3:17.73).
The Greyhounds close out the regular season on Saturday, February 3 when they host local rival Mount St. Mary's at 1:00 p.m.